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A Gorgeous Day on Cape Cod’s Great Island Trail

Last weekend, Mike and I experienced an incredible nature walk along Cape Cod’s scenic Great Island Trail. This gorgeous hike, filled with changing landscapes, definitely earns a spot amongst the most scenic hikes we have ever come across. The hike is long and intense (about 7 miles round trip with several uphill climbs and many […]

Scusset Beach: A Cape Cod Treasure

Last weekend, Mike and I took a drive over to beautiful Scusset Beach State Reservation, located in Southeastern Massachusetts on Cape Cod Bay. This gorgeous Cape Cod beach is located at the east end of the Cape Cod Canal (at the end of the 8 mile Cape Cod Canal bike path, which I also recommend). […]

Middlesex Fells Reservation: A Picturesque Hiking Oasis Near Boston

Middlesex Fells is a beautiful natural oasis ideally located just a short drive from Boston (the reservation is located in the towns of Wincheser, Stoneham, Medford, Melrose, and Malden). Walking amongst the beautiful tree-covered trails, you will feel as if you took a 3 hour drive up to New Hampshire or Vermont, although you never […]

100 Things to do in New England

New England is a picturesque area of the country filled with endless opportunities for recreation, entertainment, and education. Whether you are into history, sports, photography, great dining, or the outdoors, you are bound to find more than a few things to do. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont all have one thing […]

A Peaceful Nature Walk at Caratunk Wildlife Refuge

Caratunk Wildlife Refuge in Southeastern Massachusetts is a relaxing nature oasis located within driving distance of Providence and neighboring cities. Situated in Seekonk, just a 10 minute drive from Providence, Caratunk is a perfect accessible year round escape. Locals and tourists of Providence, Fall River, and surrounding communities will be able to take advantage of […]

A Peaceful Afternoon Stroll at Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge

Mike and I took advantage of the nice weather and headed out to Gertrude M. Boyden Wildlife Refuge in Taunton, Massachusetts for an afternoon stroll. The refuge is popular for its’ abundance of bird watching opportunities. There are approximately 2 miles of beautiful trails to explore. The trails wind through the forest with frequent views […]

The Freedom Trail: Exploring Boston’s Past

One of the best ways to explore Boston’s rich history is by embarking on the 2.5 mile journey along Boston’s historic Freedom Trail. The path leads you through 16 of Boston’s most historically significant sights. No visit to Boston would be complete without taking the time to complete this informative, fun, & scenic trail. You […]

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary: Beautiful View of Buzzards Bay

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary is a 600+ acre refuge located in Southeast Massachusetts, in the town of Westport. There are 7 miles of trails available for exploring and photographing the beautiful ocean, forest, pond, and marshes found within the sanctuary. Additionally, there are 1.5 miles of rocky coastline to walk along. The pond is habitat […]

A Winter Walk Through Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

This weekend, Mike and I decided to brave the cold for a short, brisk hike at Great Neck Wildlife Refuge in Wareham, Massachusetts. The decision to wear hiking boots as opposed to gym shoes came in handy as there was still a bit of leftover snow on the trails. This sanctuary was very peaceful and […]

Boston Skyline Views: A Hike through Blue Hills Reservation

On our second visit to Blue Hills Reservation, a beautiful 7000 acre hiking oasis in Milton Massachusetts, we decided to hike the popular “Red Loop Trail.” This scenic trek takes you to an observation tower with great views of the city. Parking at the Trailside Museum Lot will take you right to the start of […]